Saturday, October 30, 2010

1,2,3 Gifts That Count

The holiday season is just beginning but I am well aware there are organized individuals already making their Christmas gift lists. Some have already been purchasing and wrapping.

Missionary friends made a poignant, but gentle reminder, that we, who live here in the land of plenty have plenty to give. Many reputable organizations make giving gifts to our loved ones a double value by also benefiting others. Here are four of mine; list your favorite organization in the comments and I’ll draw one name on Friday and send a $5 bill just for taking the time to share.  Be sure to leave contact information.

World Crafts  Put on your holiday gift list items from groups that sell goods like World Crafts.

Heifer International  Help purchase farm animals through Heifer International.

Samaritan’s Purse Perhaps you would rather they give your gift in the form of a shoebox to a child through Samaritan’s Purse. 

Compassion Child  Provide food and education through Compassion Child.

Christmas is a great opportunity to teach children, and adults, how they can actually provide for other’s physical needs. Be well informed, reputable organizations make their financials available; don’t throw your seeds into the weeds; but don’t forget to cast them either as the result is the same.

Matthew 5:14-16 "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." NIV


  1. We have always done Samaritan's Purse-- a wonderful Christmas undertaking:)

  2. Hi Sally,
    We donate locally to the Society of St. Vincent DePaul. My sister Kathleen is in charge of the Giving Tree at our parish, and our grandkids get a kick out of selecting an ornament off the tree and shopping for someone in need.

  3. Sally,

    I like the Heart Gallery of South Plains. Photography volunteer their services to photograph children waiting to be adopted.

  4. Like you, I really like donating through Compassion International. And you are such a goof ball to have a drawing! Nancy

  5. Wichita has "The Lord's Diner" that feeds a hot meal every nite to the homeless. It is a non-demoninational program whose sole purpose is to feed the hungry. We can help by money donations and also volunteering to serve the meals.

  6. Sally, Great reminder to share out of the bounty the Lord has provided. Thanks.

  7. Friends, thanks so much for posting the organizations you support. The lucky winner is Loren, I'll get that $5 off you you tomorrow.